Democracy thrives when informed, active, and humane citizens coexist with institutions that uphold the rule of law and shared values. Yet we see every day how fragile democracy can be. Investigate cornerstones of successful democracies, including religious freedom, a free press, media literacy, and living with difference.
Mazisi Kunene (1930-2006), a South African poet, educator and activist, was an active supporter and organizer of the anti-apartheid movement in Europe and Africa. He later became South Africa’s poet laureate.
Marcel Breuer became a master at the Bahaus 1924, when the cabinetmaking and metal workshops were combined. Within a short time, he began creating tubular steel furniture like these tables, which were designed to be mass produced.
Nontsikelelo 'Ntsikie' Biko (L), widow of South African civil rights activist Steve Biko, consoles his mother Alice (R) during the investigation into his death from beatings administered by the South African Security Police.
Students from Another Course to College, a high school located in Brighton, MA, interview Albie Sachs about ideas of community and exercising the right to vote in post-Apartheid South Africa, as well as the importance of voting in general.